How I View My Favorite Things

I can’t believe it is already July and time for another blog circle post. I missed last month’s blog circle post about how I view dinner time. I wish I participated but I wasn’t happy with any of the photos I took so I decided to skip. These ladies had really nice photos so please drop by their posts on how they view dinner time:

Julie Mak

Kimberly Volz Walla

Heidi Dant Howard

Nadeen Flynn

Mary Beth Flatau

Stefanie Schilling Harrington

Emily Fields Morgalis

Amy Filesi Kolozdiej

Karthika Gupta

This month, the theme is how we view our favorite things. This sounded really easy to do. How hard can it be to take photos of my favorite things, right? Wrong.

First, I had to list down my favorite things and I have a lot of favourites. Narrowing the list was difficult and I had to limit the items because more items on the list means more photos to take.

After finalizing my list, it was time to take photos of the items. I thought to myself that taking photos of inanimate objects is easier than taking photos of Sophia. I also thought that I would be done in 15 minutes but it took me two hours two complete the photos. I didn’t consider the time it took to bring the items out from storage.

Here is my list of favorite things.

1. I don’t go anywhere without Huggies baby wipes. I always have the green refillable wipes container in my bag. I love this brand because the wipes are thicker than other brands. I get my stock from S&R as it is isn’t available in all supermarkets. By the way, don’t mind the wrinkled cloth I used as a backdrop. I actually already had it ironed.

2. These are the cosmetics I cannot live without.

A. Giorgio Armani Blushing Fabric – this is really like second skin. I cannot remember the shade though.

B. Giorgio Armani Face Face Fabric – Foundation that is very light and is easy to apply

C. Giorgio Armani Master Primer with SPF 40 – I apply this before I put on foundation

D. Giorgio Armani Lip Gloss in light pink

E. Becca Line and Illuminate Pencil – In Belize which is greyish for a smoky effect.

F. Becca Line and Illuminate Pencil – In Mustique which is brownish and pink neutrals for a no make-up look

G. Becca Eye Tint – This is dark gray which I use with the Belize eye pencil

Giorgio Armani cosmetics isn’t available in the Philippines so I buy them abroad. Becca is exclusively available at Adora Department Store in Greenbelt 5.

I am not the only one who loves that lipgloss.

3. Travelling has never been easier. Riwowa is the best luggage ever. It is so light but sturdy. Sophia owns the purple carry-on with lots of stickers. She is filling it up with stickers of all the places she’s been to and will go to. Every case tells A story (I got this from the Rimowa website).

Oh and our pug, Penelope, had to be in the photo because Sophia insisted that the dog be included. No, the dog doesn’t have her own Rimowa.

4. I always start the day right with a good cup of coffee. Although we have a real espresso machine too, I really like Nespresso. I love the machine design. It even has a carrying case. The boxes on the right are the coffee capsules. There are around 16 variants available but these are my favorite flavors.

5. I found the perfect shoes! Pretty Ballerinas are so girly yet comfortable. I can wear them the whole day even when travelling that requires lots of walking. I have an obsessive personality and tend to hoard stuff so I have several pairs. Pretty Ballerinas are available in Adora, Greenbelt 5. There are sizes for girls and Sophia has a few as well. She outgrew them already though.

Sophia chose the high-heeled one. I realized that her knees were dirty only after uploading the photo.

6. Givenchy bags. I love the smell of real leather. I get a high every time I get them from their dust bags. From left to right and in reverse order of acquisition:

Nightingale Tote in charcoal

Pandora in pink

Ombre in black

7. Last on the list is a white bench made from leftover wood which I use for photo sessions (and also photos 4 and 6, above).

Be sure to drop by Karthika Gupta of Memorable Jaunts Photography to see a list of her favorite things here.





July 1, 2013 - 8:22 pm

how i view… my favorite things » Nadeen Flynn Photography | Natural Light - […] goes on…    Thanks for looking, and be sure to continue the circle to see my good friend Camille’s favorite things.   You might want to start a list of your own favorite things.  It’s fun to […]

July 1, 2013 - 9:12 pm

Heidi Howard - I love love your post! Way to go! I may have to try some of your make up choices. I don’t wear much but always looking for good stuff when I do =)

July 2, 2013 - 1:11 am

nadeen - Love seeing your favorites! Beautiful images!

July 2, 2013 - 1:47 am

Julie M - Camille I always love reading your posts! They always make me laugh. My favorite is Sophia sneaking with your lip gloss. That is so cute! I had a pug while growing up and they are my favorite dogs. I really miss mine after seeing yours! And I love Nespresso too! I need new luggage so am going to look at Rimowa now based on your recommendation. And so glad I’m getting makeup and fashion recommendations too! Beautiful photos, as usual!

July 2, 2013 - 5:37 am

Erika - Love your favorite things Camille. I agree with having baby wipes on hand. Your images are so clean, bright and beautiful and of course love when you include your darling Sophia in the photos. I have a huge soft spot for pugs! My husband and I had one, Lola, she went to live with grandma when my Sophia was born because she was so naughty! We do get to see her all the time still.

July 2, 2013 - 8:18 am

carol - Love the picture of your Sophia puttiing lipgloss on herself! That bench is awesome too! You’ve got great pictures. I’m heading over to that luggage website right now. Love those!

July 3, 2013 - 5:48 am

Marlo Yoshimoto - omg I feel like going shopping now LOL This post was so magazine like – I love it! I want to try out that make up now!

July 4, 2013 - 8:29 pm

Mary Beth - I LOVE that you started out with baby wipes. I hear yea. You can have all the Givenchy in the world, but if there’s no baby wipes in there, you’re nothing. :)

August 1, 2013 - 8:43 pm

Stefanie - Ooooh, now I totally want to try that make up :) and I want new luggage.

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